Global Experience

Learning is not limited to the classroom. At SIT, we encourage you to venture out of your comfort zone and brave new challenges to deepen and broaden your learning journey.


In response to COVID-19 developments, the Ministry of Education (MOE) together with the institutes of higher learning (including SIT) have suspended all official overseas placements until further notice. As such, SIT has suspended our student mobility programmes, including:

  • Overseas Exposure Programme (OEP)
  • Overseas Immersion Programme (OIP)
  • Overseas Integrated Work Study Programme (OIWSP)
  • International Internship Programme (IIP)
  • Student Exchange Programme (SEP)

Please check the end of this page on Global Experience – COVID-19 FAQ for more information.


For students pursuing SIT-conferred and joint degree programmes, you will get a chance to participate in the Overseas Integrated Work Study Programme (OIWSP) and other optional programmes, such as the Overseas Exposure Programme (OEP) and International Internship Programme (IIP).

For students pursuing joint or Overseas University (OU) undergraduate programmes, the compulsory* Overseas Immersion Programme (OIP) will provide greater learning experiences through international exposure. You will get to interact with your university professors and mentors while experiencing life abroad with your fellow overseas counterparts.

*This excludes students in the joint Food Technology programme with Massey University. Students may complete their Final-Year Project in the form of OIP in New Zealand, subject to placement availability. Students who do not attend the OIP will be required to complete a paper of equivalent weightage in Singapore.

Overseas Integrated Work Study Programme (OIWSP)

The Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP) is a distinctive applied learning feature of SIT, which allows our work-ready undergraduates to be immersed in a real-life work environment for an extended period of eight to 12 months. The Overseas Integrated Work Study Programme (OIWSP) is the overseas equivalent of IWSP. Under the national ambits outlined in the Committee on the Future Economy (CFE) strategies, students are encouraged to acquire global insight and immerse themselves in the regional industries. 

SIT works with global and regional partners to deploy our students for OIWSP. If your organisation is interested to consider a work-ready SIT student for work attachment at your overseas location, please contact our Global Experience Division

For more information, please download the OIWSP Brochure here.

International Internship Programme (IIP)

International Internship Programme (IIP) is an optional mobility programme aiming to provide Year 1 students with an international experience through two to four months of overseas internship stint. For more information, please visit here.

Overseas Immersion Programme (OIP)

The Overseas Immersion Programme (OIP) is compulsory for all students pursuing Joint or OU Undergraduate Programmes. These programmes are designed to provide greater learning experiences, including lectures, hands-on project work, workshops, and industry visits at the OU. Students will get to interact with their university professors and mentors, while experiencing life abroad with their fellow overseas counterparts. Participation in OIP will be reflected in students' Record of Achievement (ROA).




DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore

12 weeks

11,500 - 12,500

Newcastle University

3 weeks

4,000 - 5,000

Technical University of Munich

12 – 21weeks4

8,000 - 15,000

The Culinary Institute of America

3 weeks

8,500 - 9,500

The Glasgow School of Art

4 weeks

4,500 - 5,500

Trinity College Dublin

2 – 9 weeks4, 6

3,000 - 9,000

University of Glasgow

3 – 4 weeks4

4,500 - 5,500

University of Liverpool

3 weeks

4,000 - 5,000

Massey University5


8,000 - 10,000

Note: Costs are estimates and are dependent on prevailing currency exchange rates and flight ticket prices.

1 This excludes students in the joint Food Technology programme with Massey University. Students may complete their Final-Year Project in the form of OIP in New Zealand, subject to placement availability. Students who do not attend the OIP will be required to complete a paper of equivalent weightage in Singapore.
2 Degree is awarded jointly by SIT and SIT’s overseas university partner.
3 Degree is awarded solely by SIT’s overseas university partner.
4 The actual OIP duration is programme-specific.
5 The number of students attending OIP in New Zealand is subject to placement availability. Students who do not attend the OIP will be required to complete a paper of equivalent weightage in Singapore.
6 The OIP for the four-year joint Physiotherapy programme and the Professional Conversion Programme for Physiotherapists (Accelerated) with Trinity College Dublin is two weeks.

Overseas Exposure Programme (OEP)

The Overseas Exposure Programme (OEP) aims to help students to learn best practices in the industry, gain cross-cultural awareness, and broaden their horizons. It is an optional component of SIT’s undergraduate degree programmes. OEP is programme-specific and is usually held over the trimester breaks, lasting for about a week. Participation in OEP will be reflected in a student’s Record of Achievement.

Students on both OIP and OEP are eligible to apply for financial aid and will be notified of the application period and procedures nearer the date of the programme.

Student Exchange Programme (SEP)

The Student Exchange Programme (SEP) aims to enrich students with an overseas studying and living experience through one of SIT’s Overseas University (OU) partners. Typical exchange duration is for one trimester/semester and credit transfer will be arranged.


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    Will SIT insurance cover cancellation costs incurred on air tickets and accommodations?

    SIT travel insurance will cover trip cancellation cost if Singapore MFA issued travel curtailment advisory against the OIP destination. We strongly advise that you quickly do the following:

    • Contact your airline to cancel your flight and request a refund, or to see if you can reschedule your flight to a later time in the year;  
    • Contact your accommodation to cancel your booking and/or request for a fee waiver; and
    • Check with the travel insurance company at to claim for any costs incurred, under the insurance policy.
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    How do I submit an insurance claim?

    Please submit the following documents via AXA portal ( so as to enable the Insurer to assess this claim in accordance to the Policy Terms and Conditions:

    • Scheduled travel itinerary of the whole trip
    • Booking invoice with terms and conditions, and payment receipts for the purchased air ticket
    • Written confirmation of the refund amount from the travel agents / airline

    Please note that AXA will still have to review and assess the claims subject to the policy terms, conditions and exclusions. Thereafter please e-mail a set of the submitted documents to for Howden’s records.

    Contact for general enquires and claims

    NameContact No.Email AddressTypes of enquires
    Samantha Su+65 6510 3752Ssu.@sg.howdengroup.comGeneral
    Gladys Toh+65 6510 3769Gtoh@sg.howdengroup.comGeneral
    Cassandra Chen+65 6510 3730Cchen@sg.howdengroup.comClaims

    SIT can provide you with an official letter to support your cancellation requests to the various service providers. Please email SIT Global Experience Division at if you need an official letter or any assistance.

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    With the cancellation of the OIP/OIWSP, how will I complete the associated credits in order to graduate?

    Alternate learning arrangements have been developed to replace the OIP/OIWSP. These arrangements are specific to each degree programme. Please approach your Programme Directors for more information.

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    Upon your return to Singapore, what do I need to do?

    From 20 March 2359hrs, all returning Singaporeans and Permanent Residents, Student Pass holders returning to Singapore will be issued a 14-day Stay-Home Notice. You will be required to provide proof of the place where you will serve the 14-day SHN, e.g. a hotel booking covering the entire period, or a place of residence you or your family members own. Persons under SHN will have to remain in their place of residence at all times for 14 days after entering Singapore.

    This is a further precautionary measure Singapore is undertaking to minimise the risk of additional imported cases of COVID-19, as community transmission of COVID-19 in these countries has increased. For more information on the SHN, please visit